Historians in the News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.

  • Historians defend scholar who studies Poland and Holocaust

    Dozens of international historians have come to the defense of a Holocaust scholar who is accused of slandering Poland’s reputation with research that focuses on the participation of some Poles in the killing of Jews during World War II.

  • Historians called on to write books that impact the public

    by Keisha N. Blain and Ibram X. Kendi

    The public appears to be experiencing a vacuum of expertise. Perhaps people will now bestow more trust on the expertise of America’s notoriously and proudly independent academics.

  • Is E.P. Thompson still relevant?

    The latest book by Christos Efstathiou  –  in E.P. Thompson: A Twentieth-Century Romantic  –  makes the case he is.